South Street: Philly’s One Stop Music Shop

South Street: Philly’s One Stop Music Shop

BridgeSet Sound is a music head’s dream. Whether you are looking for vinyl records, musical instruments of all kinds or even lessons, BridgeSet Sound, located at 710 South St., is the place to go. Steven Harner (left, above) and his wife Thao wanted to create a music shop that they personally would have liked to go to. While some […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Local Music Store Provides a Unique Experience for Shoppers

Chestnut Hill: Local Music Store Provides a Unique Experience for Shoppers

Hideaway Music is a store located in Chestnut Hill that sells CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and vintage audio equipment. “I was looking for something else to do professionally,” said storeowner Brian Reisman, who opened the shop 13 years ago. “I saw that there was a need for a music store up in Chestnut Hill.” The shop buys […]

 

Brewerytown: Max Ochester and His Self-Sustaining Neighborhood

Brewerytown: Max Ochester and His Self-Sustaining Neighborhood

Similar to vinyl records, the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia seems to be going through a resurgence. Both residential and commercial development is evident everywhere, and the new businesses that have opened are run by passionate people who are invested in the area. One of these people early to the potential small business boom is Max […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Five Record Stores Keeping Vinyl Alive

Arts and Entertainment: Five Record Stores Keeping Vinyl Alive

The City of Brotherly Love is musically rich, historically and currently. Chubby Checker was raised in South Philadelphia. Hall and Oates, the duo famous for penning and performing the soulful Rich Girl, call Philly their hometown. Of course we can’t forget Boyz II Men, Frankie Avalon, Teddy Pendergrass and Patti LaBelle. With a never-ending list of […]

 Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Chestnut Hill: Record Store Holds “Back to Black Friday”

Chestnut Hill: Record Store Holds “Back to Black Friday”

Almost every shop has specials on the consumer-driven holiday of Black Friday. However, Chestnut Hill’s independent record store, Hideaway Music, took part in quite a unique day. The event known as “Back to Black Friday” was part of Record Store Day’s initiative to celebrate artists, albums and traditions in music.  Hideaway Music has celebrated Record […]

 By Joel Mason-Gaines and Megan Matuzak

University City: Record Store Day a Success

University City: Record Store Day a Success

The Marvelous record shop in University City was bustling Saturday as customers gathered for the fifth annual Record Store Day. Crowds of vinyl lovers flocked to the store at 40th and Walnut streets in anticipation of new releases on the classic medium. Popular records such as those by James Brown, Wilco and Childish Gambino were […]